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tonight, breaking news. the emergency in midair. the passenger jet taking off from the u.s., the pilots and the entire crew suddenly falling ill. the pilot then declaring a medical emergency at 37,000 feet. on edge. the manhunt at this hour, now statewide. two dead, two officers shot. the officer who managed to shoot back. and where is the suspect now? donald trump telling supporters, we are winning. and what trump asked his workers to do in front of the cameras today. then, taking aim at obamacare. and colin powell tonight, revealing he's voting for hillary clinton. the deadly ride. what we've now learned tonight, after four were killed on the kind of ride so many of us have been on. saving his life. someone who saw something and alerted this olympic swimmer. the medical warning for everyone
here. the nearly 200-year drought is over. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. and we begin with that midair scare. it happened on one of the largest aircraft in the world. after taking off from california, its entire crew of 25, including the pilots, sud suddenly getting sick. then, those very pilots are forced to make an emergency vancouver, canada, amid reports of toxic fumes in the cabin. abc's david kerley on the scare, and reports that some of the crew members actually passed out. >> reporter: surrounded by emergency vehicles, the world's largest passenger plane, its entire crew ill. firefighters with breathing gear on checking the airbus a-380. all 25 crew members taken to the hospital. exactly why, still a mystery tonight. it happened two and a half hours after takeoff from san francisco.
emergency for me please? >> toxic fumes. toxic gas type, it seems. >> reporter: an emergency declared, as the jet dumps fuel, passengers get the word. >> people started panicking. there was a woman in the seat next to us that was crying. some people started to kind of not feel very well. >> reporter: but the british airways pilots divert to vancouver, a 90-minute flight away, which can better handle the giant aircraft. >> i felt the plane turn and then, i looked at the and i saw that we had done a complete u-turn, and i was just like, what's going on here? >> how many passengers are affected? >> 11 crew members that were affected by the situation, and a few passengers. >> reporter: but once on the ground, not one passenger is taken to the hospital. british airways says the entire crew was, as a precaution. >> it remains a mystery, because british airways still needs to come forth with what sickened this crew, if the crew did, indeed, get sick.
live tonight. and david, your team also talking to other passengers on that plane who say crew members actually passed out during the flight? >> reporter: that's right, david. one of the passengers told us that a flight attendant told him, three of the crew members passed out. british airways is now confirming that, saying only they are investigating the possibility of an odor in the aircraft. and david, all 25 of those crew members were discharged from the hospital. david kerley leading us off tonight. david, thank you. we turn next here to the race for the white house. just 14 days left, many of you at home saying it is not soon enough. tonight, donald trump taking aim at that new headline over obamacare, premiums shooting up next year. and he asked his workers at one of his hotels today to vouch for their boss. in front of the cameras. abc's tom llamas tonight, from florida. >> reporter: with just 14 days left to turn this election around, donald trump convening reporters, not for a news
of his florida resorts. >> 800 acres in the middle of miami. it's been a tremendous success. the bookings are through the roof. >> reporter: standing behind trump, scores of his own workers. >> we have over 1,000 employees. well over 1,000 employees at dural. 80% of them are hispanic, right? >> reporter: and then -- >> anybody would like to say a few words about working for trump? anybody? >> reporter: and when one man steps forward -- >> better say good, or i'll say, i'll say, who is that guy, you're fired? >> i want to say that even though i have many issues with my family because i've been supporting this man here, i love it. >> reporter: it went on and on, one after another coming forward to praise the boss. >> i'm a latino and i support this man. >> i love this place. >> make america great again. >> god bless america. i vote for you 100%. >> reporter: trump also using
startling news about obamacare. that people who get their insurance through the federal exchange will see their premiums spike 25%. trump says it could go even higher, and will only get worse under hillary clinton. >> that number is so wrong. that is such a phony number. you're talking about 60%, 70%, 80% in increases, not 25%. >> reporter: he says his employees are already suffering. >> all of my employees are having a tremendous problem with obamacare. what they're going through with >> reporter: and in fact, the resort's general manager says the vast majority of workers there don't use obamacare at all. >> i'd say 99% of our employees are insured through the hotel, through our insurance and maybe there's a few that are insured through obamacare, but very, very few. >> reporter: tonight, as trump's plane touched down in sanford, florida, the nominee pointing to the signs behind him. >> i love the signs behind me. blacks for trump.
>> reporter: promising to shock the world, just like the brexit vote in the uk defied some predictions. >> there's going to be a lot of brexit happening in about two weeks. a lot of brexit. remember that? everybody went to bed. they said, oh, gee, i think it's not going to -- and i said it was going to happen. >> tom llamas with us live tonight from tallahassee, and tom, among the rallies today, we saw trump at one of his hotels, trump tv now up and running on facebook, and many taking note of one tomorrow. >> reporter: that's right, david. the trend of mixing business with politics continues tomorrow. we've been credentialed for an event in washington, d.c., but it's not a campaign event. it's the ribbon cutting for his new hotel in the nation's capital. trump set to make remarks and then show off his new property for the cameras. david? >> tom llamas, we can hear you barely over the music there behind you tonight. our thanks to you, as always. and you heard donald trump there warning that brexit is coming, that surprise outcome in the uk.
too, with him. hillary clinton telling her supporters, this is not over yet. and tonight, colin powell revealing he's now voting for hillary clinton. here's abc's cecilia vega, also in florida tonight. >> reporter: hillary clinton feeling confident on a two-day swing through florida. >> i feel good, but boy, i'm not taking anything for granted. >> reporter: with 14 days to go, clinton's not so subtle message spelled out right there behind her. there are volunteers from the campaign right now trying gather all of these people up to send them across the street, where they can actually vote today. >> let's go vote! let's go vote! >> i voted yesterday! >> bring a friend tomorrow! >> we're going to vote right now. >> reporter: florida, one of 36 states where voting is under way. nationwide, nearly 9 million votes already cast. and tonight, clinton is getting a boost from a top republican. former secretary of state colin powell. powell and clinton public by
clinton's team implying powell was the one who suggested she use it. powell telling "people" magazine, "her people have been trying to pin it on me." in hacked e-mails, powell saying of clinton, "i would rather not have to vote for her, although she is a friend i respect." and clinton "doesn't look good. she is working herself to death." but today, powell announced he will vote for clinton, reportedly saying, "she is balanced. she had temperament. and no matter what anyone she has stamina." he also attacked donald trump, saying, "he has insulted america in one way almost every day." powell twice voted for president obama. the president taking his own shots at trump, playing along with jimmy kimmel's "mean tweets." >> president obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the united states, exclamation point, @realdonaldtrump.
i will go down as a president. >> and cecilia vega also in florida tonight. the key battleground. joining us now from pompano beach. and cecilia, late today, hillary clinton now weighing in about those headlines, the skyrocketiskyrock skyrocketing premiums under obamacare in the year to come. how does she explain it? >> reporter: well, david, she says she and president obama have spoken about this, that she says she's going to, quote, make changes to fix problems like that. clinton making sure to point out that she is for obamacare, that donald trump is not, but david, so far, few specifics tonight from hillary clinton on how she would fix this problem. >> all right, cecilia vega from florida, where she will be quite often in the next few days. cecilia, thank you. next on the news here this evening, to the growing concern at this hour, the hunt for a killer. that manhunt now going statewide. the suspect accused of killing two, then shooting two officers, among others. abc's jim avila is on the scene in oklahoma tonight. >> reporter: extra patrols tonight. a statewide manhunt for a gunman
now. i've had people stopping and talking to me all day long. >> reporter: michael vance livestreamed his spree on facebook. >> see, that's a [ bleep ] gun, that's the real deal. >> reporter: but hasn't been seen for 36 hours, and police suspect he may be dead, shot by this 26-year veteran cop, jimmy hampton. so, it was like a gun fight in the movies? >> yeah. there at one point, we both stood up together and he was shooting at me and i was shooting at him. >> reporter: officer hampton took a bullet to the foot in the gun battle. he and three other officers responding to a routine call of wild target practice when hampton, a former military weapons trainer, heard a frightening click. >> when i was in afghanistan, i was an instructor with an ak-47, so, i know that noise. >> reporter: vance then opened up on the three younger officers in front of him. as they ran for cover, hampton decided to stay and fight. >> i was like a momma bear protecting her cubs.
went through me, and i was like, no, not today. >> see, i'm bleeding, where police shot me. >> reporter: after the shootout that injured hampton and another officer, vance drove their police truck to the bear creek mobile home park, where he carjacked a vehicle and shot a bystander. then, moving to his aunt and uncle's house, allegedly murdering them before shooting another man at a gas station. it was the last time he was seen or heard from. >> and jim avila with us from oklahoma tonight. and jim, you were telling us, there were several reports of possible sightings, but so far no luck? >> reporter: that's rishgts david. several false alarms, but no real sightings so far. they have all been false alarms. and the police say that his cell phone has stopped pinging, as well. david? >> jim avila tracking this in oklahoma for us. jim, thank you. next tonight, to new reporting after one of the deadliest accidents at an amusement park ever. four killed on a water ride. their raft overturning, two riders tossed into the rushing water, two trapped in the machinery. here's abc's steve osunsami
scenario. >> reporter: here's the way these rapid river rides are supposed to run. family friendly, safe as can be, as seen on the website of the australian water park now dealing with tonight's tragedy. but here's what happened earlier today. four people were killed in their circular raft as the ride was coming to an end. witnesses say the raft in front of them had just emptied and was stuck on the conveyor belt. the approaching raft crashed into it and then flipped. two children survived. but two adult w their deaths and two others, who were strapped into their velcro seat belts, were crushed and then drowned. >> thing flipped and obviously kids were onboard screaming while their mom was trapped under. >> reporter: this is what the last few moments of the ride like look, as recorded by a family who was here in 2013. notice the empty raft in front moving safely out of their way as designed. just about every major amusement park in the world has a similar ride. investigators tonight are looking at water levels on this
when they get too low, the rafts get caught. david? >> steve osunsami, thank you. overseas tonight, from iraq, and new gains this evening. the americans helping the iraqis in the battle to defeat isis. those u.s.-backed iraqi forces now liberating another town, once home to thousands of christians. isis forcing most of them out. st. barbara church, heavily damaged, but those iraqi soldiers climbing to the roof, replacing the cross that once stood there. fallout, new outrage tonight on a story we reported on last night here. thousands of national guard soldiers who were paid bonuses when they agreed to re-enlist. many of them going to war. now, being asked to pay those bonuses back? abc's mary bruce, back on capitol hill tonight, getting answers. >> reporter: tonight, growing outrage. >> i'm bitter. i'm angry. >> reporter: and finger-pointing. >> another boneheaded decision by the department of defense. >> reporter: the problem starting in 2010, when the military learned of criminal fraud.
official gave bonuses intended for highly skilled soldiers to others who did not qualify. now, it's the service members paying for that mistake. like susan haley, told to pay a $15,000 bonus back, plus interest. >> we already have exhausted our savings. >> reporter: haley and her husband served five decades between them. their monthly payback to the pentagon now $650. >> how do you tell your kids that you're not going to have money to go to see grandma at christmas? >>ep documents obtained by abc news show congress was informed of the bonus repayments two years ago, but didn't act. >> this is not congress's fault. this decision came from the department of defense and they were able to stop it then and they're able to stop it now. >> reporter: david, regardless of who is to blame, the pentagon and congress are determined to fix this problem. lawmakers we spoke with are adamant about stopping these reyments and getting veterans their money back. david? >> and mary bruce, we know you'll stay on it. our thanks to you.
tonight in the investigation on that massive attack on the internet last week, coast to coast in this country, knocking out ebay, netflix, amazon among others. tonight, a top u.s. intelligence official now saying a foreign government was most likely not behind this. russia or china among the suspects, but a group calling itself new world hackers has now claimed responsibility, though, that claim has not been verified. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the new home invasion caught on surveillance, and the chilling images right here. the thieves breaking into a home, searching for valuables. you can see the children sleeping just a few inches away there on the couch. and they want the public's help tonight. also, a warning this evening about something worn by so many on hall weerngs and authorities are now asking, can it cause an infection? and then, the health care for an olympic gold medal swimmer. something in these pictures that had one fan say, get it checked. it just might have saved his life, and hugh jackman has taught us this lesson before.
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game one of the world series. the fans are ready. and abc's gio benitez is in cleveland. >> go tribe! >> reporter: tonight in cleveland, the fans are pumped. >> cleveland! >> reporter: and the numbers are astounding. between the two teams, a world series title drought of 176 years. chicago's last world championship? 1908. cleveland's? 1948. and that explains our next prices in history. average prices for games in cleveland? around $1,600. even higher in chicago, nearly $4,000. >> i'm willing to pay $20,000 >> reporter: but something you can't put a price on? two famous faces now taking sides. >> cubs, great, i'm rooting for the cleveland indians to win the world series, i'm sorry. >> to root for a team that never won, it's just -- it's character-building. >> reporter: and david, here in cleveland, the world series isn't the only thing going on.
that's where those nba champs, the cleveland cavaliers will get their rings and play their season opener. and just a few steps away, there it is, the ballpark for the world series. a lot of excitement here in cleveland, david. >> you can take it all in, big night for cleveland. thanks for watching tonight, i'm david muir. we'll see you right back here tomorrow. donald trump and congressman coffman